Centripetal force

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Why do we use coefficient of static friction instead of coefficient of kinetic friction in bank curve problems
 

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When the wheels start sliding sideways things start getting complicated, and very exciting. When the part of the wheel in contact with the paved surface/track is not moving relative to the track (static case), things are under control.
 
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When the wheels start sliding sideways things start getting complicated, and very exciting. When the part of the wheel in contact with the paved surface/track is not moving relative to the track (static case), things are under control.[/QUOTE
 
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Thanks for the clear answer.
 

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